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Feb 7, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> people would live in the bay area's largest city are having a change of heart for the taxes. arrest cornell bernard tells us from san jose as the mayor is ready for the state of the city address. cornell? >> normally it is a word no one wants to hear but the mayor will make it a big part of the state of the city address. the word is "taxes." the mayor says the city needs a sales tax increase and will call on community leaders to organize a campaign to support police and fire services and restore pay for workers who had to take cuts to balance the budget. a poll suggests that voters could be willing to do that. there is 70 percent support if a quarter percent sales increase but 57 percent for half a percent increase. the earliest it would be on the battle is next year, the 5th sales tax measure voters have approved since the mayor took office in 2007. the state of the city address is underway at 6:30 right here at city hall. >> fairfield police are asking for your help in finding the killer of a 13-year-old girl. the guardi
ABC
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
to a tax increase to fund the police department laying out the land in the state of the city address saying although there is a small surplus this year, it is still not enough to beef up the struggling police department. layoffs, and pension reforms have shrunk the department to under 1,000. the mayor promises to add 200 officers over the next two years but the union wants more. >> we are looking for sheas to pay competitive wage for police officers. the rate now is much less than any of the surrounding cities. >> in 2014 we can explain to the public to they give us additional revenues we will restore services. >> the mayor is suggesting up to half a percent sales tax increase. the measure cannot go before the voters until next year. >> talk about timely, considering what going on in the east coast, searchers are going to extremes to figure how extreme weather damages property. >> headlines that could break chocolate lovers heart, from jane king live at the new york stock exchange. >> good morning, believe it or not bloomberg learned that someone hired by insurance groups is making balls th
ABC
Feb 2, 2013 6:00am PST
gasoline tax. >> most energy policy people agree with that, but, of course, politically that's just off-limits. >> the head of u.c. berkeley's energy institute said political pressure only ramped up after the solyndra scandal broke. he was criticized for the handling of his loan to the solar panel maker who went bankrupt, laying off more than a thousand workers. >> they talk about that one failure but there are many other successes. >> frank worked at the lawrence national laboratory and said his legacy goes well beyond stimulus spending on energy programs. >> i think his biggest accomplishment is emphasizing renewable energy, emphasizing science. >> the energy experts i spoke with say steven chu transformed the department from an agency that has been primarily concerned nuclear weapons and nuclear waste to an energy resources organization. >> it's been so great have a nobel prize scientist run the department of energy just in terms of attracting scientists to this important problem. >> khu said he would like to return to teaching and academic research but he will stay on until the pres
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
in texas touting the business friendly regulations and low taxes and saying california companies should check out texas. the governor brown is not worried saying if los angeles, everyone with half a brain is coming to california. >> a hearing date is now set for, giant slugger barry bonds who is appearing the obstruction of justice conviction. oral arguments are held in front of a three judge panel of the court of appeals in san francisco. the judges were appointed by three different democratic presidents. bonds was convicts of giving misleading testimony before a federal grand jury. >> when niners lost the super bowl, san francisco police chief lost a bet to an old friend so that means he has to do this, the ray lewis squirrel dance, what lewis does before every ravens home game and made the bet with former oakland. police chief and current baltimore chief of police. >> we made a friendly bet he had to kaepernick or i had to do the ray rue business, i will do my pose that i did the ray lewis dance and send it to tony and well close the books on last season. >> but the pictures will liv
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